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RATINGS: 1058   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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"Do you know what dwells in a glass?" asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersen’s The Watchman of the Tower. Better known for stories such as The Little Mermaid, Andersen wrote this short, cautionary tale for a somewhat older audience. Our quadrupel ale, also meant for the mature connoisseur, is a deep and mysterious libation, dark auburn and full-bodied, its sweetness deceptive. As Ole describes the glasses in turn, their contents become more ominous until, in the sixth glass...


jcos' rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1778) - Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on October 29th, 2012 waiting out Superstorm Sandy.

Appearance: Pours opaque hazy brownish light brown.
Aroma: Aroma of date, dark fruit.
Taste: No bitterness, dark fruit, yeast.
Palate:Medium light body, soft carbonation, medium length finish.

Summary: I keep not having to go into work for various reasons, so might as well rate a beer! Solid quad, has a few notes, just a hint below great.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4336) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2016
The aroma is brown sugar with grass spice and fruit. The appearance is typical for the style as is the palate. The taste is like the aroma. Overall pretty average quad.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palidor19 (3113) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2016
This is a real beer for beer lovers, mildly funky but solid. It's got rich malts, brown sugar, oak. It's strong and solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3286) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Pours auburn brown with a thin cream-colored head. Aroma of dark fruit, bread, vanilla, and booze. Raisin and bread flavor with some caramel, plum, and spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (5567) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle. Pours cloudy, murky hazel, medium beige head, long lasting, decent lacing. Aroma is loads of bourbon, rich vanilla, raisin, dust. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, bourbon, dark fruits. Medium body, super high carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wrlangin (67) - Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2016
750 ml bottle. Pours dark brown. Typical Belgian softness with subtle sweetness. Very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3815) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2016
Beige head reddish brown pour soft carbonation aromas caramel sugar cane alcohol spice five spice bread rich fruits prune plum the flavours plum prune caramel five spice port doughy note toffee burnt sugar taste so nice good body involved crisp hop note citrus stone fruit mix there raspberries lots of goodness the finish such a delightful tasting Quadruple plenty of fruity hops involved a spicy backing rich malt lasting taste along with the alcohol high class Quadruple so enjoyable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorkenstein (257) - - JAN 7, 2016
Raisin and bready aromas, some honey too. Taste is raisin, white grape juice, bread, honey. Almost Chardonnay like.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2016
Dark amber body with short head. Soft banana on the nose also some light spice, in the taste first came some raisin notes then some notes of figs and some burnt woody notes, didn’t pick up the alcohol only a little warmth, finished the bottle easy enough even after a few of my favourites big beers so must it be good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
paintedmaple (626) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle...vinous character with dark raisins and bittersweet floral. Sophisticated and complex yet comfortable like well worn leather. Outstanding.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bg80 (67) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2015
From the bottle. Nice quad, though not spectacular. They got the carbonation, warmth, sweetness right, though the color and flavor lack the richness you would really hope for. I did not find this to be very bitter. The flavor profile and mouthfeel approximate a good quad. Nicely done.


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